State of Nebraska
Administrative Services – State
Risk Assessment Roadmap Toolkit
Control Methods and Measures
Risk Control Methods
– There’s a great deal of risk. You don’t want to assume the risk and it
can’t be transferred, so you avoid the risk altogether. This method
eliminates any possibility of loss. It is achieved either by abandoning or
never undertaking an activity or asset.
Prevention – Reduces the frequency or
likelihood of a “particular” loss. Examples include:
security measures to reduce the possibility of arson or theft.
maintenance of facilities to reduce the possibility of a tripping hazard.
Reduction – Reduces the severity or cost of
a “particular” loss. Examples include:
the use of seatbelts to reduce the chance of bodily injury in a vehicle
the use of hearing protection to reduce the chance of a hearing loss.
the cost of workers’ compensation claims through the use of return to
Losses – Arrange your agency’s activities and assets to
prevent one event from causing loss to the whole. There are two methods –
duplication and separation.
– your activities or assets are distributed among
– relies on spare or duplicates that are only used if assets or
activities suffer a loss.
transfer the risk.
Examples of Risk Control Measures
Management and Administration